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Hi! I’m Berly McCoy, a freelance science writer and communicator living the cabin dream in Northwest Montana.

I’m currently writing for PBS NewsHour as a 2019 AAAS Mass Media Fellow. Find my work here or on my portfolio page.

I’ve also written for Scientific American, NPR, and the Youtube science channels SciShow and It’s Okay to be Smart.

I coordinate the NPR Scicommers, a community of scientists and engineers interested in improving their science communication skills. Email me at nprscicommers[at]gmail[dot]com to join.

I earned my Ph.D. in 2018 in biochemistry turning viruses into catalytic nano-materials. During graduate school I also co-founded, wrote, and edited for Indiana University’s first science blog, ScIU: Conversations in Science at Indiana University.  You can find my ScIU posts here.

I cover biology, chemistry, nanotechnology, and the environment.